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Report Data - Hungary - 2010

Official Data

Year Hate crimes recorded by police Prosecuted Sentenced About these data
2017 233 Not available Not available
2016 33 33 39
2015 Not available Not available Not available
2014 79 23 Not available
2013 43 30 14

Hate crimes recorded by police

NGO reports 
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IOM and the European Roma Rights Centre (ERRC) reported one arson attack and one case of damage to property, during which shots were fired. Both incidents targeted the homes of Roma families. In addition, the ERRC reported one physical assault and one arson attack. 

Human Rights First reported four arson attacks involving the throwing of Molotov cocktails into family homes. 

The Movement for Desegregation Foundation reported 12 murders, 24 physical assaults, of which six involved serious bodily injury, seven cases where threats were made, 29 cases of arson targeting the homes of Roma families (four of which resulted in injury and five of which also involved shotgun fire on the houses), ten cases of damage to property targeting the homes of Roma families (one of which resulted in the serious injury of a 12 year old girl and seven of which involved the use of a shotgun) and two cases of graffiti to property.

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The Hungarian Civil Liberties Union launched a Roma programme in the north-eastern part of Hungary. The programme has established 16 support stations, equipped with communication tools in order to provide access to a team of lawyers who offer legal support for victims.

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Developments
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IOM and the Hungarian Civil Liberties Union reported one anti-Semitic case of damage to property on the occasion of the second Seder night of Pesach. 

The Stephen Roth Institute reported six hate incidents.

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ILGA-Europe and the Hungarian Civil Liberties Union reported one and three physical assaults respectively, during the LGBT festival in Budapest.

The Háttér Support Society for LGBT People reported five physical assaults, two of which involved serious bodily harm, and the desecration of the grave of a prominent LGBT activist.

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IGO Reports 
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The UN Human Rights Committee recommended that Hungary should ensure proper training for judges, prosecutors and police to recognize hate crimes.

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National Developments 
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Official figures record 19 hate crimes based on bias against a national, ethnic, racial or religious group.

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Developments
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The Ministry of Public Administration and Justice’s State Secretariat for Social Inclusion and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, together with ODIHR, brought together government officials, representatives from national human rights institutions, academics and Roma NGOs at a roundtable meeting in November in Budapest to discuss strategic and operational methods to prevent anti-Roma violence and promote Roma inclusion in Hungary.

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The Háttér Support Society for LGBT People, funded by the EU Progress Programme and commissioned by the Ministry of National Resources, developed a two-day curriculum to be used in the summer and fall of 2010 for training Hungarian police officers on responding to homophobic and transphobic hate crimes.

Holy See Reports 
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The Holy See reported eight cases of damage to property and one of the desecration of a cemetery.